Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural

Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789–1852

  • Gavin Budge

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About this book


This fascinating interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between literary interest in visionary kinds of experience and medical ideas about hallucination and the nerves in the first half of the nineteenth century, focusing on canonical Romantic authors, the work of women writers influenced by Romanticism, and visual culture.


Coleridge culture English studies Imagination Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge society Visual Culture William Wordsworth

Authors and affiliations

  • Gavin Budge
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HertfordshireUK

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31564-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-28431-0
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